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Appendix III

The Order of Blessing a Married Couple within Mass on the Anniversary of Marriage 272. On the main anniversaries of Marriage, as for example, on the twenty-fifth, fiftieth, or sixtieth anniversary, it is fitting to hold a special remembrance of the Sacrament by means of the celebration of the proper Mass with the prayers indicated in The Roman Missal (Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, 11. On the Anniversaries of Marriage). 273. In the Liturgy of the Word, the readings may be taken either from the Lectionary For the Celebration of Marriage (see above, nos. 179-222), or from the Mass For Giving Thanks to God from the Lectionary for Masses for Various Needs (cf. The Roman Missal, Lectionary for Mass, nos. 943-947) in accord with the norm of the rubrics. 274. After the reading of the Gospel, in a homily based on the sacred text, the Priest should expound the mystery and the grace of Christian married life, keeping in mind, however, the various circumstances of individuals. 275. Then, in these or similar words, the Priest invites the couple to pray in silence and to renew before God their commitment to live their Marriage in holiness.

N. and N., on the anniversary of that celebration at which you joined your lives in an unbreakable bond through the Sacrament of Matrimony, you now intend to renew before the Lord the promises you made to one another. Turn to the Lord in prayer, that these vows may be strengthened by divine grace. 276.

Then the couple renew their commitment quietly.

277. If, however, the couple, taking circumstances into account, wish to renew their commitment publicly, the form provided here is used: The husband:

Blessed are you, Lord, for by your goodness I took N. as my wife. The wife:

Blessed are you, Lord, for by your goodness I took N. as my husband. Both:

Blessed are you, Lord, for in the good and the bad times of our life you have stood lovingly by our side. Help us, we pray, to remain faithful in our love for one another, so that we may be true witnesses to the covenant you have made with humankind. Order of Celebrating Matrimony — Anniversary of Marriage

The Priest:

May the Lord keep you safe all the days of your life. May he be your comfort in adversity and your support in prosperity. May he fill your home with his blessings. Through Christ our Lord. ± Amen. The Blessing of Rings 278.

Then the Priest, if appropriate, says this prayer:

Increase and sanctify, Lord, the love of your servants N. and N., who once gave each other these rings as a sign of faithfulness, that they may always grow in the grace of the Sacrament. Through Christ our Lord. ± Amen. And the rings may be honoured with an incensation. 279.

If, however, new rings are presented, the Priest says this prayer of blessing:

Bless and sanctify the love of your servants, O Lord; let these rings, a sign of their faithfulness, remind them of their love for one another and recall the grace of the Sacrament. Through Christ our Lord. ± Amen. Another formula, no. 229.

Order of Celebrating Matrimony — Anniversary of Marriage

280. Then follows the Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful in the form usual at Mass, or prayer in common in the form provided here:

Let us call upon the mercy of God the almighty Father, who in his most provident plan willed that the history of salvation be signified in marital love and fidelity. (marital love, fidelity and fruitfulness.) ±

Renew the fidelity of your servants, Lord.

Holy Father, who are called faithful, requiring and rewarding the observance of your covenant, be pleased to fill with your blessings these your servants who celebrate the (twenty-fifth, fiftieth, sixtieth) anniversary of their Marriage. ± Holy Father, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit enjoy from eternity perfect oneness of life and communion of love, grant that these your servants may always remember and faithfully keep the covenant of love they made in the Sacrament. ± Holy Father, who in your providence order all the experiences of human life so as to lead the faithful to share in the mystery of Christ, grant that these your servants, serenely accepting both good times and bad, may strive to cling to Christ and live for him alone. ± Holy Father, who willed that the partnership of Marriage should be an example of Christian living, grant that all married couples may be witnesses in the world to the mystery of your Son’s love. ± 281.

The Priest concludes the prayer:

O God, in whose plan family life has its firm foundation, hear with compassion the prayers of your servants and grant that, following the example of the Holy Family, they may praise you without end in the joy of your house. Through Christ our Lord. ± Amen. Order of Celebrating Matrimony — Anniversary of Marriage

282.

In the Liturgy of the Eucharist everything takes place according to the Order of Mass, except what follows. If appropriate, at the Presentation of the Gifts the husband and wife may bring the bread, wine, and water to the altar.

283.

After the Our Father, the prayer Deliver us, is omitted. The Priest, facing the couple, with hands extended, says:

We praise you, O God, we bless you, Creator of all things, who in the beginning made man and woman that they might form a communion of life and love. We also give you thanks for graciously blessing the family life of your servants N. and N., so that it might present an image of Christ’s union with the Church. Therefore look with kindness upon them today, and as you have sustained their communion amid joys and struggles, renew their Marriage covenant each day, increase their charity, and strengthen in them the bond of peace, so that (, together with the circle of their children that surrounds them,) they may for ever enjoy your blessing. Through Christ our Lord. All reply:

Amen.

284. After The peace of the Lord has been said, if appropriate, in accordance with local customs, the couple and all others offer one another a sign that suitably expresses peace and charity. 285.

The couple may receive Communion under both kinds.

Order of Celebrating Matrimony — Anniversary of Marriage

286. At the end of Mass, the Priest blesses the couple and those present either in the usual manner or with a more solemn formula, for example, in the following way: The Deacon invites those present to receive the blessing:

Bow down for the blessing.

Then the Priest, with hands extended over the couple, says:

May God the all-powerful Father grant you his joy. ± Amen.

May the Only Begotten Son of God stand by you with compassion in good times and in bad. ± Amen. May the Holy Spirit always pour forth his love into your hearts. ± Amen. Finally, he blesses all present, adding:

And may almighty God bless all of you, who are gathered here, the Father, and the Son, Ñ and the Holy Spirit. ± Amen.

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Exceprts from text of the Roman Missal © 2010, Order of Celebrating Matrimony English translation © 2013, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All Rights Reserved. . One of a series of resources from www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Confirmation

Order of Celebrating Matrimony — Anniversary of Marriage

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